Ahead of the Transport Committee’s cycling safety evidence sessions next week, Labour has involved itself in the debate with the launch of an HGV Safety Charter. Detailing a series of safety measures it expects hauliers to take to ensure the safety of cyclists after a recent series of deaths on the road, the voluntary charter will likely become law if Labour wins the 2015 General Election. “Labour’s new charter lays down tough new safety rules for HGVs,” said shadow transport […]
LGV operators should not feel they are being singled out in the drive to cut cyclist deaths and injuries in London, as modifications to make construction vehicles safer are just part of a package of measures being introduced to improve cycle safety, London major Boris Johnson said on Monday (9 December).
London mayor Boris Johnson has launched his Safer Lorry Scheme (previously the Safer Lorry Charge), pledging to ban trucks without cycle safety equipment from the capital.
The FTA has welcomed a new safety initiative by insurance firm Aviva aimed at reducing the number of collisions between cyclists and LGVs – but has stressed that cyclist safety is not just a matter for truck operators.